The contractor for the overpass construction project at Texas 315 is looking at a mid-August completion date, said Marcus Sandifer, a public information officer with the Texas Department of Transportation.

“A lot depends on the weather and how fast they can get the final details finished,” he said.

The overpass project at Texas 315 began in 2016. The total cost of the bridge is $20.9 million, and East Texas Bridge Inc. of Longview are building it. Sandifer said last June that the overpass’s purpose is to help traffic move smoother through what used to just be a regular intersection.

The project also includes widening the highway to a four-lane divided highway between 315 and U.S. 59 from U.S. 79 to just south of Dixie Lake Road.